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Otte, Michael

Otte, Michael

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
3242 Kim Engineering
Website(s):

I an Assistant Professor In the Department of Aerospace Engineering

My website http://www.ottelab.com contains more information regarding my research, publications, student recruiting policies, etc.

Education

  • B.S. '05 in Aeronautical engineering and Computer Science from Clarkson University
  • M.S. '07 Computer Science, Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder
  • Ph.D. '11 Comp. Sci., Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder
  • Postdoc '14 Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

My major research thrusts involve motion planning for single and multi-agent systems, and distributed algorithms that enable robotic teams and/or swarms to pool resources in order to solve their common problems. I am particularly interested in applications where the environment is hazardous and/or changing and communication is unreliable. My work involves elements of planning, control, robotics, multi-agent systems, distributed systems, graph theory, computational geometry, machine learning, artificial intelligence, emergent behavior, and stochastic processes.


Motion Planning for Autonomous Systems. ENAE788V. Spring Terms.

Aircraft Flight Dynamics. ENAE403. Fall Terms.

A detailed and up to date list of publications appears on my website: http://www.ottelab.com

Building on a Childhood Dream

FPE Alumni Jack Medovich discusses how his education compelled him to start a non-profit geared towards empowering child burn victims.

It takes a swarm: These robots talk to each other, make decisions as a group

"Power in numbers" is how Michael Otte, an engineer at the University of Maryland, approaches robot decision making.

Maryland researchers awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to develop robotic swarm strategies

Maryland's is among the first “core swarm sprints” projects awarded in DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program.

NFPA Awards UMD Research in Pathways of Wildland-Urban Interface Fires

National Fire Protection Association recognizes UMD Fire Protection Engineering research team with 2016 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal.

UMD has Largest University Showing at 2016 ARPA-E Summit

UMD researchers showcase transformative energy research at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

Pecht Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

ME Professor Michael Pecht receives distinguished achievement award from alma mater University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hoyer Honors UM Solar Decathlon Team

Praise for team entered into the Congressional Record.